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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 


The Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County.

 

Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit https://www.mi211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211

 

 

COVID-19 Local Resources

 

General Info:


Stay at Home Order FAQs 
Benzie/Leelanau Health Department : updated daily with local COVID-19 information
GT CO Health Department
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Info
Centers for Disease Control 
Michigan Department for Health and Human Services
World Health Organization  
Michigan Infection Map from MLive  

Munson’s "Ask a Nurse" COVID-19 question line: 231-935-0951 
 

For COVID-19 Testing Call:

Call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, call Munson COVID-19 Hotline at 231-935-0951 or NMHSI Leelanau Testing site at 231-642-5292


Unemployment and Stimulus Information

Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit https://www.mi211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211

The Unemployment Insurance Agency urges Michiganders to use Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). You will experience longer load times – due to the unprecedented number of claims being filed, it may take several minutes for a page to load. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits. View the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants for step by step instructions on how create your account.

Michigan Unemployment Fact Sheet 

Economic Impact Payments FAQs

Michigan Works

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors  

Free Resume Builder and How-to Guide


Ways to help:

Munson How to Help 

Donated Masks and other PPE may be dropped at Benzie Bus 14150 US-31 Beulah, MI 49617
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Pick up is available by calling 231-325-3000 ext. 1. For items to be picked up, please leave all items outside front door to minimize exposure.


School Meal delivery sign-up/registration

Benzie Central Schools, call 231-882-9653 to sign up.
Frankrort Elberta Area Schools, sign up online, or call 231-352-7601

Map of School Food Programs across Michigan

 

Internet/Data Assistance:
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

 

Meal Assistance Info for the general public:

Michigan SNAP Benefits Expanded in Response to COVID-19

Benzie Senior Resources: They are still providing Medication Services, In-home Management, Home delivered meals, and curbside pick-up at the Gathering Place Senior Center. Please call 231-525-0600 to arrange for services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Local Business & Organization Info:
 

Michigan Township Association- Info for local governmental units  
MSU Extension Local Government Resources 
UpNorthLive Closings and Cancellations

 

Medical:

If you are mild to moderately sick, health officials at the Health Department and Munson Healthcare ask that you please stay home and take care of yourself. For conditions that can be classified as more severe and would require a healthcare visit, please follow this process:

• Again, IF you are moderately to mildly sick – please stay home.
• Call your healthcare provider before you visit any healthcare facility.
• Do NOT go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care unless you are sick enough to require emergency care.
• Your primary care provider will give you direction regarding testing.

To get tested, call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, call Munson COVID-19 Hotline at 231-935-0951 or NMHSI Leelanau Testing site at 231-642-5292

Munson’s Community Health Library located at the 550 Munson Ave., Ste. 100, Traverse City, is a lending library open to community members and health care professionals. The Library provides access to information to help inform people about their health concerns, health care decisions, and wellness. The collection includes books and videos written for the lay-person covering traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine, in addition to anatomical models, access to the Internet, and health care databases for research.
For more information, call 231-935-9265 or ask the librarian using their confidential online contact page.

 

Resources for Small Businesses:

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
State of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Employers

 

 

 

Genealogy

 

The Benzie Area Historical Museum collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past.  The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites.

Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.

The Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions.  BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum. 

Frankfort High School Alumni page offers class photos and some full year books for dating from 1868 to present day.

Benzie County Cemetery Index and Tombstone Project

Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive hosts marriage Records, obituaries, cemetary Indexes and more.

 

 

Government

Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County.
City of Frankfort 
Crystal Lake Township
Lake Township
Benzie County
United States Government

 

Talking to your children about Coronavirus

 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put together a great packet of helpful and accessible information for parents and caregivers. Miss Kaitlin likes this resource because it also comes with a comic book craft you can print out and assemble with children.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/Talking_with_kids_about_COVID_FINAL_684625_7.pdf

 

 The MSU extension has a great list of do and don’t for talking to your children about coronavirus at https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/talking-to-your-children-about-the-coronavirus

 

PBS Kids also has an article which features videos and songs about how to wash hands and keeps healthy from favorite characters such as Daniel Tiger, Elmo, Super Why, and Elmo.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

NosyCrow, an award-winning, small, independent children’s book publisher made this free digital book for children and their parents to talk about Cornavirus. Illustrated by by "Gruffalo" illustrator Axel Sheffler. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf

 


 

Languages

Tansparent Languages offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

BBC Languages offers free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

 

Taxes

The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

The Michigan Department of Treasury contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.